Haemostasis – Drugs

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Introduction

Bleeding is a common cause of acute presentations and haemorrhage is a major resuscitation issue particularly in trauma.  In allo of these situations its important to inquire about the use of these agents.

Drugs affecting haemostasis

  • Anti-platelets e.g. aspirin, clopidogrel, ticagrelor
  • Anticoagulants e.g. heparin, warfarin, dabigatran
  • Thrombolytics e.g. tPA

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